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STONEWALL
 Rebellion Veterans Association
S.V.A. is comprised of actual
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight 
(G.L.B.T.S.) patrons from the original Stonewall Club in New York City with 
routine and dangerous N.Y.C. police raids and/or participants in the historic 1969 
Stonewall Rebellion!  
These "Stonewallers" are heroes of the G.L.B.T. communities.

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STONEWALL
Rebellion 
Veterans

Association

Next Meeting:
Saturday
May 25th

2019
3:15 pm - 5 p.m.

 New York City   G.L.B.T. Commuity Centre

 

Stonewall Veterans Organization

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STONEWALL
Rebellion
Veterans
Association

"S.V.A. 50th
Conference"

Saturday 
June 22nd

2019

St. John's
Lutheran Church 
Greenwich Village

S.V.A. pictures shown above include the original 8-color Gay Pride Flag, the landmark Stonewall Club, the famous "Stonewall Car" leading a Gay Pride Parade in NYC, the jukebox "Songs of The Stonewall Cluband legendary Stonewall Veterans such as Queen Allyson, Bert Coffman, Cristina Hayworth, Jeremiah Newton and Rev. Magora Kennedy.



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S.V.A. E-mail Sign-up
S.V.A. never lends, sells or trades its private email list!
www.StonewallVets.org/form2/form.php


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The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association
earn$, deserve$ and appreciate$ your $upport!

"Touch" the above button to participate donating via secure PayPal.

Acceptance Mark
 
The S.V.A. has the highest level of validation and security.

You can also download the S.V.A. support form below and mail it to the S.V.A.


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~~~~~~~~~~National~~~~~~~~~~
STONEWALL
Rebellion
Veterans
 Association

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Stonewall     Icons

 Mae West  *  Bette Davis  *  Joan Crawford  *  Lana Turner  *  Judy Garland  *  Liz Taylor  *  Marilyn Monroe  * Connie Francis*  Julie Andrews  *  Shirley Bassey  *  Barbra Streisand  *  Diana Ross  *  Cher Sarkisian   *  Dolly Parton  *   Liza Minnelli  *  Donna Summer  *  Madonna Ciccone  *  Michael Jackson  

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S.V.A.
Mission
Statement,
Purposes
and Goals

 

"Reflections"
of the
Stonewall Era and S/W Club by
W.L. Henderson

 

STONEWALL: The Era,
The Club,
The People
The Rebellion

 

"Songs
of The
STONEWALL"
Club Jukebox
(1966 to 1969)

 

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1969 Classic
Convertible
a.k.a.
"Stonewall
Car"

 

Photo
Album:
Biographies,
Parades and
Narratives

 

Education
Programs
and
Community
Services

 

Prominent
Public
Officials and
Organization

Supporters

 

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Past
Events
from 2002
to 2018
with S.V.A.

 

S.V.A. 2019 Current
-and-
Upcoming
Events

 

Membership, Donors,
Contributors,
Sponsors
and Ad Form

 

Business Ads
& Political
Advertisers in
"STONEWALL
Newzletta"




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STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association Meeting Notice


STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association  *  Next S.V.A. Meeting



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The Original STONEWALL Club



Artist's Depiction of the original STONEWALL Inn and Historic Sign
[courtesy of the National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association Archives]


     

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S.V.A. Synopsis

The National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") is comprised of the actual, surviving and active veterans of the historic 1969 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") monumental 1969 Stonewall Rebellion at and the former regular patrons of The Stonewall Club (no one called it the "Inn") who were subject to New York City Police Department raids at 51 and 53 Christopher Street off Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, New York, U.S.A.  The rebellion (it was never a 'riot') lasted five inconsecutive nights (they were not 'riots') from Friday, June 27th, to Thursday, July 3rd, 1969.  June 28th was the second (not the first) night of the uprising.  On two nights (Monday, June 30th and Tuesday, July 1st) it rained.  So, no one wanting to get wet, the rebellion was postponed until Wednesday, July 2nd!  Symbolically, it was on the 'seventh day', July 4th, American Independence Day, that the united G.L.B.T. community triumphantly celebrated our historic Gay independence -- although not our full civil rights, not all of our freedoms!  However, the long G.L.B.T. community process ignited in earnest!  

The S.V.A. was founded on the following Friday, July 11th, 1969, literally just a stone's throw from The Village in a big New York delicatessen / restaurant known as The Victoria Kosher Deli Restaurant on 14th Street just off Fifth Avenue.  The S.V.A. organization is a cultural, historical, educational, advocacy and politically-aware, non-profit, volunteer organization primarily, but not exclusively, for the G.L.B.T.S. communities.  That's why the S.V.A. added an "S" for straight!  It includes the SVA's non-Gay members, sponsors, friends, supporters and advertisers.  The S.V.A. is registered (since 1969) with the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau and listed with the City of New York's non-profit organizations.  

The "STONEWALL Newzletta" is the popular publication of the S.V.A.  Originally a two-sided news flyer, it grew to a 16-page newsletter with commendation letters from public officials and political candidates as well as Gay and non-Gay organizations.  The newsletter includes business, non-profit groups, public service and public official advertisements.  An "S.V.A. Stonewall Veterans Speakers Bureau" of actual Stonewall veterans is available to other organizations and groups and for official events and public forums.  The Stonewall veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion led the annual New York Gay Pride parades in Manhattan (the first in 1970 to the 49th in 2018 with S/W-50 pending in 2019), Queens (through 2004), Long Island (until 2000), Brooklyn (from start in 1998 through 2008), The Bronx (1998 to 2002 when they queerly ended their parades after five years) and sometimes across the huge Verrazzano Bridge into Staten Island, New York City.  The S.V.A. has also been the guest leaders of Gay Pride parades throughout America.  The S.V.A. leading any New York City parade is always with the classic, eye-catching and now famous blue 1969 convertible also known as the "Stonewall Car" -- with the wide white wall tires, white leather interior and the colorful magnetic signs that read "1969 Stonewall Car"!  Spanning a few decades, the S.V.A. periodically partakes parading with its SVA-owned "S/W Car" in the annual nighttime, legendary Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in Manhattan, New York City.    

For in-person information, the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association regularly meets monthly on the last Saturday.  See details below.  For more 411, telephone the S.V.A. at (212) 6-27-1969 (the exact date of the first night of the Stonewall Rebellion, June 27, 1969).  You may also visit the S.V.A. on the worldwide web at their several million verified 'visits' a year, informative, interesting and fabulous website at:  www.STONEWALLvets.org.    

 

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S.V.A. Meetings

The National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") meets every month (rain or shine, snowstorm or heatwave) on the last Saturday -- unless, of course, it is an American national holiday such as Christmas or a holiday weekend such as Thanksgiving.  The time of the monthly S.V.A. meeting is from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. and beyond, if needed.  (Note:  S.V.A. meetings were previously @ 4:15 p.m. for several decades.)  The location is at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Centre ("The Gay Centre") at 212 West 13 Street (between Greenwich Avenue and Seventh Avenue) in Manhattan, New York.  The Gay Centre is accessible by car with free street parking or many paid garages.  New York City Transit ("NYCT") bus routes in Manhattan near The Gay Centre are the following:  M-14-A and M-14-D (14th Street), M-20 (Seventh and Eighth Avenues) and M-11 (Ninth Avenue).  The Gay Centre is also convenient via the following NYCT subways:  #1, #2, #3, "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "L" and "Q" (for "Queen").  If you need more "411" about the LGBT Centre or to see their "Gay Groups" listing for the S.V.A., visit:  www.GayCentre.org.

 

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S.V.A. Button


STONEWALL Veterans' Association Button
[Note: Only the first word "STONEWALL should be all capital letters.]

The official National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") large button is round with a symbolic, dark pink outline of brickwork stones creating the "stone wall" effect.  The impressive button includes the S.V.A. name and the year of its inception in 1969.  New York City District Leader David B. Reck from Greenwich Village, NY, who was commissioned by the SVA's founder Willson L. Henderson to create this unique item, is the exclusive designer.  Mr. Reck is also the sole producer of the limited edition, optional pin-on or clip-on button.  The eye-catching S.V.A. button is distributed only to:  (a) the actual veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion registered as S.V.A. members; (b) the S.V.A. Board of Directors elected by the S.V.A. membership; and (c) the significant S.V.A. Honorary Members approved by the S.V.A. Board of Directors.  The unique S.V.A. button is truly treasured!  

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S.V.A. Contact 411

 
STONEWALL  Veterans' Association
Suite 120
70-A Greenwich Avenue
Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
10011

 
S.V.A. Office telephone:  (212) 6-27-1969    
Historic Note:  S.V.A. telephone number is the exact date of the first
 night of the Stonewall Rebellion:  6th month (June) - 27th day - 1969
year

S.V.A. Auxiliary Office phone:  (718) 901-1969

S.V.A. fax:  (718) 294-1969 (S.V.A. requires a fax cover sheet)

S.V.A. website: www.StonewallVets.org

S.V.A. e-mail:  SVA@StonewallVets.org
                
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STONEWALL Veterans' Association Office Hours

S.V.A. Open:  Monday to Friday:  12 noon to 9 p.m. (EST)
Saturday (1/2 day):  12 noon to 4:30 p.m.
(EST)

S.V.A. Closed:  Sundays and all U.S.A. holidays including New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day and holiday weekends such as Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend and Thanksgiving Weekend in addition 
to half-days on Easter Good Friday, Election Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve!


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     STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association
-- the absolute and authentic authority on anything and everything "STONEWALL"!


      S.V.A. 2019
"STONEWALL-50" Board of Directors 

S.V.A. Founder / S.V.A. Director / S.V.A. "S/W-50" Chairman
 Willson L. Henderson*  (NY)
www.StonewallVets.org/WillsonHenderson.htm
(212) 369-1969

WLH@nyct.net

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S.V.A. Public Affairs Liaison
 Ramon Fernando Bellido*  (NYC)
Liaison to Reclaim NYC GLBT Pride March
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(646) 415-0605
RayLeftTurn@Gmail.com

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S.V.A. Public Officials Liaison

Steven L. Gradman*  (NYC)
www.PRIDEdemocrats.org
(917) 374-9729
SGradman@Gmail.com


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S.V.A. Financial
Raymond J. McCaffrey*  
(NJ)
www.StonewallVets.org/RayMcCaffrey.htm
 (212) 627-1969 
SVA@NYCT.net

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S.V.A. Social Media Administrator
Sanjay Miyon Peters*  
(USA)
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(929) 327-5786
Miyon_Ghideris@Yahoo.com 

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Stonewall Veterans *Interview* Required Protocol  
Any and all interviews from organizations, businesses and/or all media
must also be officially requested in writing on letterhead with full details
  and any and all contact information.  The more of the above, the better.
School students send an email or a letter and follow-up with a phone call.
Letters of request must be sent to the S.V.A. and the Stonewall veteran.
SVA-ers must contact S.V.A. asap for approval of any and all interviews!


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STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association
2019
"STONEWALL-50" Executive Committee
All 14 S.V.A. Executive Committee members are veterans of the Stonewall Club,
New York City police raids from 1966 to 1969 and/or the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion

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Molly Bennett Aitken*  (MA)
S.V.A. Liaison to New England
www.StonewallVets.org/SW-29/MollyAitken.htm
(978) 249-9960
[no email]

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Bert "Berti" Coffman, Vice-President  (NYC)
S.V.A. Liaison to Staten Island, New York City
www.StonewallVets.org/BertCoffman.htm
(212) 889-4262
Bert_Coffman@Yahoo.com

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Michael C. "Sea Tea" Fesco  (NYC)
S.V.A. Liaison to Greenwich Village, N.Y.C.
www.SeaTea.com
(212) 675-2971
MFesco@AOL.com

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Peter S.
"P.S." Fiske*  (CA)
S.V.A. Liaison to California and the West Coast
www.TheRainbowTimesMass.com/Stonewall-Veterans-Association
(760) 323-1918
PSFiske@Yahoo.com


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Jeffrey M. "Jitterz" Greenfield  (NJ)
S.V.A. Liaison to New Jersey
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(973) 669-8311
JeffMGreenfield690@Gmail.com

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R. Wayne Herndon  (NC)
S.V.A. Liaison to The South
www.StonewallVets.org/parade/SW-26.htm
(843) 685-3738

BobbyWayne1@ME.com

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Carl J. "Widge" Keller, Jr.  (CT)
S.V.A. Liaison to Coonnecticut
www.StonewallVets.org/CarlKeller.htm
(860) 874-9362
CJKwidge@Yahoo.com
Also, an honorable Viet Nam War Veteran


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Nance H. Lomax  (PA)
 S.V.A. Liaison to Pennsylvania 
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(215) 789-0870
DiMaFlo@Ymail.com


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 Leigh Peter McManus*  (LI)
"STONEWALL Newzletta" Editor-in-Chief
www.StonewallVets.org/upcomingevents.htm
(212) 627-1969
"Leigh" <SVA@nyct.net>

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